On Purpose, After the Fact (my bad)

Question from Yui: Hello, this topic I searched but seem to find no direct answer. What is the purpose/meaning of life for a person who the supreme law is reason? How can we rationally explain life as a human species? If we can, what is our objective purpose as a whole? Answer by SmartLX: I … Continue reading “On Purpose, After the Fact (my bad)”

On Purpose

Question from Niki: Hi there again, I have been reading the abiogenesis part of the site and there came into my attention the question of MEANING OF LIFE, ITS PURPOSE, without god. I am aware of the fact that the religious folks think that if this is all there is, material life and then death … Continue reading “On Purpose”

No Afterlife, No Purpose?

Question from Josh: Do you have a purpose in your life without there being a possible god? If so what is it and what good is it without an afterlife? Answer by SmartLX: Andrea wrote about purpose in a previous answer, but I don’t think I’ve had my chance yet. First, I’ve never said there … Continue reading “No Afterlife, No Purpose?”

What is the purpose of atheism?

Question from Jai: Given that theism has well documented goals and purported benefits. What do you see as the Purpose of opposing the premise on which these are based? This is aimed specifically at The Weak Atheist given that he allows for the possibility of in his view the lessor probable prevailing. Answer by SmartLX: … Continue reading “What is the purpose of atheism?”

A Question, Initially About Amino Acids, Evolves WAY Faster Than the Acids Did

Question from Barbara: I just looked at one atheists’ answer for how amino acids can come together to form cells. The presumption was that the AA’s were already here. Where did the AA’s originate? “Out of thin air” is not correct: where did the air come from? All “backing up” has to lead to ID.  … Continue reading “A Question, Initially About Amino Acids, Evolves WAY Faster Than the Acids Did”

Get The Facts on Abortion, Just Not Here

Religiously motivated opponents of legal abortion have learned that to serve their cause in secular nations they must present arguments which are at least superficially secular, if not to convince those outside their faith then at least to provide a cover.

Dealing with Depression

Question from Sam: I have been very, very depressed lately. Many factors attribute to this: My dad’s cancer, difficulty in finding a job, Trump, racial tension, global warming, plight of migrants etc. The world seems very bleak, and as a result, it’s getting harder and harder for me to resist religion as a means of … Continue reading “Dealing with Depression”

“Hell Paging Dr Rawlings, Code Blue”

Question from Uriadka: Does this prove hell and NDEs? This story seems really compelling, and prayer seemed to get a person out of hell, like many hellish reports: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dwLJBSqrrfY Rawlings told the story of his patient who collapsed during a stress test, and “before we could stop the machine, he dropped dead.” Well, apparently not … Continue reading ““Hell Paging Dr Rawlings, Code Blue””

A Universe With A Mission?

Question from The Devil’s Advocate: This question is going to be different. That is to say, I’m inclined to think that it should be interpreted and processed in a somewhat different manner than most of the emails you receive. It’s about what might be, rather than what is. In my experience, a significant minority, if … Continue reading “A Universe With A Mission?”

Another Christian Worldview Class Begins

Questions from Juvencio: What is revealed about human purpose in Genesis 1-3? How might these questions about human nature, purpose, and flourishing be answered by those holding a pantheistic or atheistic worldview? Answer by SmartLX: These are questions from the Christian Worldview course which call for an atheist perspective, and many come here because they … Continue reading “Another Christian Worldview Class Begins”